Hulsey Scores in OT

Union quarterback Blake Hulsey scores a touchdown for the Wildcats during overtime Thursday against Priory. The Rebels defeated Union in three overtimes, 49-42.

It was a tough night for many area football teams Thursday in week 10, the opening round of district action.

In Class 4 District 3, Borgia, Union, St. Clair and Pacific all lost. Sullivan was the only area team to survive.

The game of the night took place in Union, where the fourth-seeded Wildcats fell short to fifth-seeded Priory in triple overtime, 49-42.

Union (7-3) scored late in the fourth quarter to tie the game and send it into overtime.

The Rebels won the game in the third overtime after scoring a touchdown and then forcing a turnover.

Third-seeded Westminster posted a convincing victory over sixth-seeded Borgia (5-5), 46-6.

Second-seeded Sullivan cruised to a 51-21 home victory over seventh-seeded St. Clair.

For the Eagles, quarterback Justin Biermann and running back Joey Rigdon combined to score all seven of the team’s touchdowns.

Skyler Hutchison scored two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (4-6)

Top-seeded Ladue started fast and knocked off eighth-seeded Pacific (2-8), 51-8.

The Class 4 District 3 semifinals take place Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Sullivan (8-2) will host Westminster (8-2) and Ladue (9-1) will host Priory (6-4).

Hermann advanced in Class 2 District 6 with a 34-27 home win Thursday over Hallsville.

The fourth-seeded Bearcats (6-4) will visit top-seeded Blair Oaks (9-1) in the district semifinals Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Trailing 27-26, Hermann took the lead for good on a touchdown run by Garrett Leimkuehler with 43 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Washington (2-7) travels to Sedalia Friday to play Smith-Cotton (3-6) in Class 5 District 4 action.

See the Weekend Missourian for more details from Thursday’s games.